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Sorry if this is the wrong section. I made this thread in "Off-topic" first, where I got a suggestion to post it here instead.

I'm picking up another 8GB kit next week, but I'm unsure whether to buy blue or black. My current ones are blue, and since the empty slots are black I figured black would match best.
That was before I saw this pic:

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Which in my opinion looks awesome. But on the other hand, I've never seen a PC with 2x blue and 2x black.

Oh, here's my motherboard and RAM.

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And a pic of my case:

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Please ignore the cable mess, I'm buying a new case soon where I'll fix it smile.gif

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I could be wrong but the color differences usually mean there is a difference in the speed or the latency. Might want to make sure that everything is the same between all the RAM modules you are planning to buy.
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I could be wrong but the color differences usually mean there is a difference in the speed or the latency. Might want to make sure that everything is the same between all the RAM modules you are planning to buy.

Not on these ones. They sell the exact same ones but in different colors such as Red, Blue, Black and Brown/Sand-ish (To match Asus' TUF series)

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That's the motherboard in Corsair's pics:
http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Big-Bang-XPower.html

It also has blue and black slots.
If you look closely enough, you can see the ends of it, but are relatively small that it doesn't really matter.
More important is the timings match the ones you already have (probably will but do check). There are blue and black ones the same latency and timings.

Here's another pic of it with black ones instead.
http://www.corsair.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/5/0/500r_side_open_b_1.png



EDIT: http://www.corsair.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/4/0/400r_side_open_b_2.png
Found one with both blue and black!
Edited by Kotomi - 4/20/12 at 1:44pm
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That's the motherboard in Corsair's pics:
http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Big-Bang-XPower.html

It also has blue and black slots.
If you look closely enough, you can see the ends of it, but are relatively small that it doesn't really matter.
More important is the timings match the ones you already have (probably will but do check). There are blue and black ones the same latency and timings.

Here's another pic of it with black ones instead.
http://www.corsair.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/5/0/500r_side_open_b_1.png



EDIT: http://www.corsair.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/4/0/400r_side_open_b_2.png
Found one with both blue and black!

Awesome, thanks for the pictures!
The RAM is exactly the same, but with different colors.
1600MHz 9-9-9-24 @ 1.5v.

But, what do you guys think about this? What should I use?

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i personally like the all blue ram look. looking at a pic of your motherboard, the all blue ram would match up with the thicker blue motherboard heatsinks.
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agree with the all blue ram...would parallel the giant blue heat sink on the other side of the mobo. i dig it!! thumb.gif
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agree with the all blue ram...would parallel the giant blue heat sink on the other side of the mobo. i dig it!! thumb.gif

Second... or maybe third.
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None of the above.

Sell your current blue Corsair sticks, and buy GSkill Ripjaw Z blue's, or the low voltage Ripjaw X 1600's (also blue). The blue on the GSkill RAM is actually an absolute PERFECT match.
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None of the above.

Sell your current blue Corsair sticks, and buy GSkill Ripjaw Z blue's, or the low voltage Ripjaw X 1600's (also blue). The blue on the GSkill RAM is actually an absolute PERFECT match.

Good luck doing that in Norway...

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